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Ingleby Arncliffe services


A19 between Middlesbrough and Thirsk

Signposted from the road.


DL6 3JT (northbound), DL6 3LG (southbound)

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Two sites staggered between junctions, with no public connection between them.

This site is better known as Exelby services, after the owners whose name was displayed prominently around the site.


COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 20 February 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: southbound only: Temporarily closed Main Amenities: Showers Forecourt: on both sides: Shell, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue
plus northbound only: f'real Milkshakes, Stone Willy's Kitchen

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles on both sides. Overnight HGV parking is available at £16 per night northbound and £10.50 per night southbound.

Prices are paid in the shop, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Exelby Services Ltd
Ingleby Arncliffe
North Yorkshire
DL6 3JT / DL6 3LG

  • 📞 Telephone number: 01609 882280 (northbound), 01609 882662 (southbound)
  • 🗺 Grid reference: NZ442024

Trivia and History

Old Esso petrol station.
The southbound services in 1991.

The northbound service area started with a pub called the 'Waggon & Horses Inn', next to the A19. The road became a dual carriageway in around 1970 with no convenient turn-around point.

The pub was acquired by Exelby Services, who added fuel facilities in around 1977 and in 1997 built a small café. A caravan park opened up at the back of the building which closed in around 2005, causing the parking area to shrink.

A southbound "service area with catering facilities" was first planned in 1975, by Exelby Services (using the modernised 'Wagon & Horses' name). The petrol station didn't actually appear until 1985, along with a bungalow called Trenholme Lodge. The forecourt was built in the middle of the old alignment of the A19.

In March 2014, the filling stations changed from BP to Shell. They were originally branded Esso.

In July 2020, the northbound side underwent a major refurbishment. The site reopened on Monday 30 November with a significantly larger forecourt, shop and secure HGV parking area. The shop also included a new Stone Willy's Kitchen.

Little Chefs

The pub building was heavily modified in 1987 to become the Ingleby Arncliffe branch of Little Chef. This closed in around 2005, and was demolished a few years later, leaving behind a square patch of grass in the middle of the parking areas with little evidence of what used to be there, other than a few Little Chef-style lampposts.

The southbound branch opened around the same time, called Trenholme.

The Trenholme Little Chef closed in around 2005. It went on to become CJK's Restaurant, Polly's Diner and now Jan's Café and Takeaway.


Wynyard Park (17 miles)Services on the A19Thirsk (16 miles)